Thursday, 2 August 2012

MAWTT Challenge 157 - 'Summer'

Good Morning! Hope you are all doing ok... can you believe we are in August now? the months seem to be flying by... it's my turn this week to host a new Challenge over at ..

Moving Along With The Times

and I've chosen the theme of.....
'Summer'

So it's a simple theme... anything at all to do with Summer... it doesn't have to be a card.. as long as your creation has a 'Summery' theme... I can't wait to see all your wonderful creations! :-)


I got my Distress Inks out again for this one and also did some heat embossing... and I'm hoping it looks like a Summer's Day in the meadows!! The paper is Kaisercraft 'Hunt & Gather' which I thought was perfect to go with these lovely butterflies. Our sponsors The Crafty Pad very kindly gave us some images to work with... and I chose 'Butterflies with Verse and Borders' - so I digitally coloured the butterfly images to match the paper and then cut them out.. added some pearls. I used the verse inside.


The sky background was done with cloud template and ink dusters - Memento Ink - Bahamas Blue... Oops! nearly forgot... the gorgeous grass stamps are all from a Inkadinkado 'Meadow' Set... I chose it as part of my prize from Simon Says Stamp a few weeks ago ...



I've decorated inside with Sara Schmutz 'Mist' paper from Design House Digital and added labels.


 The Butterfly Verse that comes with the butterfly images...


We are sponsored this week by The Crafty Pad


who are very kindly giving the Winner of this week's challenge 5 digital images of the winners choice or 3 images and 1 digital paper.


Hope you can hop on over to MAWTT for more details of the Challenge and to see my Teamies wonderful creations...

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

The Crafty Pad - Challenge 181 - 'Things with Wings' ends 4th August 2012
Dream Valley - Challenge 37 - 'Summer' ends 4th August 2012
Bearly-Mine - Challenge 46 - 'Anything Goes' ends 6th August 2012
Scrap Creations - 'Anything Goes' ends 6th August 2012
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 174 - 'In the Garden' ends 7th August 2012

Not long until the weekend... can't wait until Saturday... my daughter is back from York... she has been away all this week doing research in the Archives for her PhD... 
There hasn't been much on tv apart from the Olympics but... just read that a new series of Who Do You Think You Are should be coming up very soon... I love Autumn TV... hopefully there will be Downton Abbey... and there is a new Series coming to the BBC called The Paradise, set in 1890's Northern England and centred around a Department Store... so that might be worth a look! 
Thanks for all your lovely comments - I really do appreciate them... and a big welcome to my new followers... 
I will be back very soon! Winking smile
Love and Hugs

46 comments:

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Sue, I love your embossed image and what an inspired way to use the butterflies.
I'm looking forward to the weekend as well, it's my Dad's birthday so we are having a family get together on Sunday.
Pauline
x

Claire said...

Just beautiful Sue, gorgeous butterflies and papers and colours, it is so stunning. Hope you have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire xx

EELS said...

This definitely looks like a summer's day in the meadow Sue, I love it, such a stunning card.

Don't know about you but the olympics bore me to tears, just not sporty I'm not! 'The Paradise' sounds like it could appeal to me, hope we get it. Meanwhile we already have Downton Abbey but I don't watch that.

Do you get 'Beauty and the Geek'? I caught the last series mid way through and got hooked on it lol.

Have a lovely weekend seeing your daughter back home again.
Cheers, Elaine

Alessandra said...

It's another stunner, Sue, loving these butterflies on that summery scene! Heat embossing... well, I have lot of that stuff, but always am too lazy to get it from my top shelve LOL!
Have a good weekend!
Hugs, Alessandra

angelwhispers said...

Hi Sue, This scene is just beautiful and love the distressed background and your embossing just perfect with these delightful stamps I love it!! Have fun when your daughter gets back lots of chatting!! Love Chanelle xxx

Doreen said...

Oooh I love Downton Abbey Sue...I love your gorgeous card,the background is fabulous. Love the stamps you have used.xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, just love the colours!
Hugs Shell xx

Lisa Jane said...

Ooh this is stunning sue. What gorgeous colours and grasses. I love the accents of gold too. In fact it is making me want to get off in the camper lol
Lisa c

Sue said...

I love your beautiful card Sue,the colours and sentiment are gorgeous.
Hugs Sue x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue, Ooh what a lovely Summer Card and it looks like how August should be! Love those butterflies and embossing - just gorgeous Sue :) - have a good time With Chrissie coming back and ooh, that Department store series sounds very appealing! I know what you mean about Autumn TV...I am so looking forward to that as there isn't much on at the moment at all...Have a good week, Big Hugs, Teresa xx

Sandy - Live & Love Crafts said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry I haven't visited in a while. Unusual card from yourself, but it's a great one. Awesome job with the distress inks, and it looks so pretty with the butterflies agianst the background. Wish I could do CAS :-)

Hugz,
Sandra

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Sue. I adore the summer scene you have set, the colours are wonderful and I love the butterflies. I also love the way you have decorated the inside of the card and used that beautiful verse.

hugs Sue

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sue, I like the scene you have created the butterflies and the gold edging.
Kevin xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome sweetie. You are a dab hand with those distress inks. You have created a gorgeous card. I don't know if you already have found out but you won Digi Doodle Shop Challenges with the super card on the posting below this one.

I am sure you are looking forward to your daughter coming home. Downton Abbey is mean't to be on in Sept so they told us when I visited Highclere Castle last week. The cast had just finished the last shots on the Sunday as we went on the Tuesday.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Mau xx said...

What a gorgeous card Sue, I love the meadow look and the heat embossing adds that special glow, its beautiful.
Special hugs Mau xx

Ira Huberts said...

Oh Sue, time really flies, doesn't it... Your summer scenery looks stunning! The colours you used are so very beautiful, love the grasses and the butterflies, awesome! Big hugs, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.com

Pia S said...

What a beautiful card, Sue! The heat embossing gives this card such an elegant look. The butterflies are really decorative, lovely papers and colors too.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning Sue. What a wonderful creation,. Its a brilliant theme too, Its made it Summertime here today!!!
Hope alls well, Love Hxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning Sue. What a wonderful creation,. Its a brilliant theme too, Its made it Summertime here today!!!
Hope alls well, Love Hxx

Liz, said...

Hi Sue, this captures a summer meadow perfectly,

Liz x

Debs said...

What a stunner Sue :o)
Love the stamps and heat embossing - a perfect Summer's Meadow scene.
I'm looking forward to the new series of Who Do You Think You Are too and I hope there is another series of Downton Abbey - sounds like we have a similar taste in TV :o)
Have a fab evening.
Take care
Debs xx

June Nelson said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful beautiful creation hunnie, its just like a field with butterflies its amazing, huggies June xxxx

May said...

Gorgeous card sue, WOW... Love the background and all the stamping.. Brillant summer card with the beautiful butterflies.. Hugs May x x x

Donna Mosley said...

OMG! Sue, this is a stunner hun. Love the gorgeous background and stamps.Hugs.

Donna x

coops said...

wow this is beautiful sue.your meadow scene is stunning and i love your summer colours :D

xx coops xx

Judith said...

I love this card Sue, the backgrounds you have created are stunning and the inside is pretty special too. I love the autum TV too - only downside is well its Autumn!! -I'm glued to the Olympics any chance I get just love, love it! hugs Judith x

Nicole Hascoet said...

Absolutely fabulous Sue! The scene is so lovely and perfect colours.
Hope you are well.
warm hugs xx

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Dawn said...

Sue, this is fab, I love the way you've used the Butterflies With Verse Set!
Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Things With Wings Challenge.
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx
PS I have candyon my blog if you're interested

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Que lindo, Sue!
Ficou ótimo!
Eu amo borboletas!!

Abraços!
http://fabi-expressoes.blogspot.com.br/

Dortesjs said...

aww this is awsome love the butterflies and the beautiful background

cotnob said...

Hi Sue, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.
Pauline
x

aqualeiga said...

Hi Sue,

this is beautiful, I love what you've done with the butterflies with Verse image. Thanks for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD for our THINGS WITH WINGS challenge.

Hugs, Ali x

Deanna said...

Sue this is such a beautiful summer scene. I can just imagine walking in the field with the butterflies all around~ Great Card~hugs Deanna

Shannon White said...

Wow Sue! This is GOR-JUSS!! 8-) Love yrou Wonderful embossed BG and the Darling butterflies with their Sweet little pearl bodies! 8-) Such Lovely fluffy clouds too! Would love to have that Pretty scene out my window! But alas I am back to my crafts room, need to get 4 projects done in the next two days! LOL well that's what I get for procrastinating, lol

Hope you are having a Super week my friend!

Hugs
Shannon

Mary J said...

Oh Sue, this is so beautiful! Amazing embossing, gorgeous inking and love the pearls!

cheryl Baker said...

oh Sue hun you always put so much amazing detail in your cards Hun and this is simply stunning love the gorgeous scene you have created,and the colours are amazing hugs Cherylxxx

Violets Corner said...

This is a stunner Sue, it really looks like a meadow on a warm summer day, it's a beautiful scene!

I'm catching glimpses of the Olympics, but I agree, Downtown Abbey is much better!!!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Diane said...

Sue your card has a lovely feash summer feel to it !! Just fab !! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous flower garden you have created, Sue, especially with the butterflies, pretty papers and the inside is sooo pretty and classy looking...love every little detail!!!!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful hun, love the image and the heat embossing looks fab
Lindsay xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Sue this is stunning and I love how you have used the butterflies!

meg said...

Hi Sue love your card everything about it is perfect papers and butterflies a great choice of theme we need some summer weather.
Hope you and your dad are keeping well hugs Meg

Caroline said...

this is lovely, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week x